Facebook has introduced a new feature that lets you give a gift to your friend directly from the social network.

It’s simple. You visit your friend’s Facebook wall, click on the “gift” icon (pictured above), select the friend that you’d like to send a gift to and then pick out the gift without having to fill out shipping forms. Facebook has hundreds of items available for sale including gadgets, books, toys, treats, gift cards, clothing, magazine subscriptions, and Facebook games.

Once you set up a gift order, Facebook will notify your friend and let them know that the gift is coming. Your friend can share their shipping address and even their clothing size (if applicable) before the order ships.

The tool is useful if you have a hard time keeping track of birthdays since Facebook already reminds you of these important dates.